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  • 2015 Executive Leadership (ELP) and Advanced Certificate (ACP) Programmes

    Designing Peacebuilding Programmes: Improving Sustainability, Impact and Effectiveness in Peacebuilding & Peace Support Operations (DPP)

    Advanced Certificate Programme (ACP) accredited by COTIPSO 

    13th-17th of April, 2015
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
     

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    Collaborative Approaches to Diversity in Conflict Settings (CoSCAD)

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    Here at Generation Awakening, we are confident that "iThemba’s" impact will be far-reaching, and we need the support of all of YOU to help make it happen—please sign up through Thunderclap to share "iThemba" with everyone you know. The SOCIAL MEDIA LAUNCH is tomorrow at 9 AM PST on YouTube. Thunderdclap will blast the link to our video on your Twitter and/or Facebook.

  • Belize Eco-tour 2015

    Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to at least 37 amphibian species, as well as an array of bats, birds, lizards, corals and other amazing wildlife. The trip will be led by SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey, who has participated in, coordinated and led Belize eco-tours for 5 years! We will also be accompanied by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Kathlyn Franco, and Mayan naturalists and field guides. Group size is between 10 and 19 participants. Our SAVE THE FROGS! 2013 Ecotour & 2014 Ecotourwere huge successes and we fully expect 2015 to be just as amazing. Please contact us if you want to join our 2015 SAVE THE FROGS! Eco-Tour and have the time of your life!

  • North Star Science and Technology Transmitter Grant Program

    North Star Science and Technology, LLC and American Bird Conservancy announce the 9th bi-annual North Star Science and Technology Transmitter Grant Program. In the spirit of giving back to the research community that they serve, North Star will award a total of eight (8) battery-powered or solar powered satellite transmitters (Argos Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs), GPS or Doppler, to 1-3 recipients (8 PTTs to one project or 4 PTTs to each of two projects, or 4 to one, 2 to one, and 2 to another). PTTs are powerful, cutting-edge tools for the study of bird migration that greatly extend the range over which individual birds can be tracked. Research that contributes to our knowledge of avian biology and that provides data useful for bird conservation, particularly of threatened species, will receive preference in the selection process. American Bird Conservancy (http://www.abcbirds.org) will handle the proposal submission process, review proposals, and select the winning projects. Please see http://www.northstarst.com/grant-program/programm-announcement/  for more information and proposal guidelines. Deadline for proposals is March 13, 2015. Applications and any further questions about the program can be directed to George E. Wallace, American Bird Conservancy (EM: gwallace@abcbirds.org; PH: 540-253-5780; FX: 540-253-5782).

  • UN Graduate Study Programme

    The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

    Each year, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes a Graduate Study Programme. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding young postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva. 

  • UN Academic Impact

    The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students, 18 years and older, who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in an essay contest through the Many Languages, One World programme (“Many Languages”, available at ManyLanguagesOneWorld.ELS.edu).

    The essay should relate to the post-2015 global development agenda, in the context of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the definition of new goals reflecting the imperative of global sustainable development that recognises, and is enriched by, cultural and linguistic diversity. Students wishing to participate (“Entrants”) are encouraged to visit the website http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org for background material in this regard. Entries, of up to 2000 words in length should be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the first language of the Entrant or the principal language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. The official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

    A Faculty Member or other representative authorized by the institution will be required to complete a

  • Protected Planet Report

    The Protected Planet Report, this is a wonderful document that tracks global progress towards achieving Aichi Target 11 under the Convention on Biological Diversity. AZE is featured prominently as a subset of Key Biodiversity Areas critical for increased, effective protection.

  • A New Video and Report from the Turkana People

    International Rivers always seeks opportunities to amplify the voices of people who are marginalized during the construction of dams. In too many cases, their concerns are buried, their voices silenced, their needs ignored.

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    East Africa is home to such a case. So International Rivers sent a local field researcher, Narissa Allibhai, to Lake Turkana in Kenya to hear what people had to say about the Gibe 3 Dam being built upstream in Ethiopia